Global Political Islam

  • Turkey's Islamists Stoke Clash of Civilizations with Europe

    March 20, 2017

    Senior officials in Turkey's Islamist government are stoking a clash-of-civilizations perspective that pits Turkey against the West, warning EU Muslims that Dutch politicians are "Nazi remnants" who are driving Europe to wars of religion "between the cross and the crescent."

  • China Warns of Growing Islamist Extremism at Home

    March 20, 2017

    Senior Chinese officials are warning that the integration of the country's huge Uighur and Hui Muslim populations into global jihadi movements may justify an intensified domestic crackdown, an approach considered by some security experts to be controversial for its potential blowback, in order to prevent Islamist activism aimed at destabilizing China.

  • Pakistan Pressures Social Media on Blasphemy

    March 20, 2017

    Pakistan has deployed its embassy in Washington, DC, to request Facebook and Twitter to provide personal tracking data on social media users targeted by the Islamic Republic as perpetrators of blasphemy in order to prosecute them for what is a capital crime in that country.

  • OIC Pushes Islamic Finance into Kazakhstan

    March 16, 2017

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) sustained commitment to globalize Islamic finance took another step forward with completion of a memorandum of understanding between the Association of Financiers of Kazakhstan (AFK) and the OIC's Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) that advances Islamic finance into Central Asia.

  • Afro-Arabian al-Qaeda Partners Share Attack Strategy

    March 16, 2017

    A growing partnership between al-Qaeda's affiliates in East Africa (al-Shabaab) and the Arabian Gulf (AQAP), including shared manpower, weapons, and financing, suggests the possibility of joint Islamist terror attacks against the jihadis' "far enemy" of America and Europe.

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